What does a Detention Deputy do?
Being a Deputy in the Blaine County Detention Facility is a highly skilled profession. Deputies attend the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy for 4 weeks, complete an extensive in-house JTO program, and receive annual specialized training.
Detention Deputies perform a long list of interesting and challenging duties daily:
- Booking and/or Releasing Multiple Inmates
- Processing Inmates in and out for the Work Release Program
- Assessing Inmates for Security Classifications
- Processing Legal and Financial Documents
- Supervising Inmates in Video Arraignment in our Facility and in the Actual Courtroom
- Controlling Inmate Safety
- Performing Routine Security Checks
- Providing Suicide Watch every 15 Minutes when needed
- Supervising Meal Delivery three times a day
- Supervising Inmate Workers
- Managing Clothing, Property and Hygiene Supply Exchange
- Ensuring Inmates Receive Medical, Dental and Mental Health Screenings through our Licensed Providers
- Transporting Inmates to and from Other Facilities
- Provide Courtroom and Jury Security
Most importantly, our Detention Deputies provide safety and security for all the inmates, staff, visitors and citizens of Blaine County.
If you are interested in applying for a current opening as a Detention Deputy please contact us to arrange a tour of our Detention Center after you submit your application. For more information please see the job description for Detention Deputy I.
Shift: Detention Deputies generally work 4 ten hour shifts per week. The schedule rotation includes days, nights, weekends, graveyard and holidays.
Detention Deputy Qualifications:
- Meet all Minimum Hiring Standards (see our Hiring Process FAQs)
- Be a U.S. Citizen and at least 21 years of age
- Possess a valid Idaho Drivers License
- High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
- Pass a Written Basic Skills Test and a Physical Readiness Test Information
- Pass a background investigation and oral board interviews
- Pass all medical, hearing, sight and polygraph examinations